Woolwich Township, NJ


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Gloucester County is set to begin the roundabout construction at the intersection of High Hill and Auburn Road.

For more information, click here to access the Letter to Residents


Letter from Mayor Alan Schwager regarding Fair Funding for our Schools

Dear Woolwich Residents,

Over the last several weeks, I have attended multiple meetings and work groups regarding our current unfair school funding situation. I have received numerous e-mails and phone calls urging me to support Kingsway’s FFAC (Fair Funding Action Committee) and their efforts to phase in our fair share of funding over a period of 5 or more years. I have since gone on record that I do not support this plan and want to explain why. Before I do that, I also want to go on record that I fully support signing a petition Kingsway has on their web site taking a different position than the phased funding plan supported by the FFAC. This phased funding plan, is the anticipated outcome coming from the Senate committee that was formed thru SR-100.

Swedesboro/Woolwich and Kingsway Schools have been underfunded since 2010 using the approved formula indentified in the 2008 SFRA (School Funding Reform Act). To send a message to our State legislatures and Governor that we are willing to wait 5 more years to finally receive the funds due our community today is absurd. Woolwich and its residents deserve and demand to be fully funded in the 2017-2018 state budget cycle.

I strongly urge each and every resident to contact our 3rd District Legislatures and demand to be fully funded at once without any further delays. The Legislative District 3 Officials’ phone number for Senator Sweeney, Assemblyman Burzichelli and Assemblyman Taliaferro is (856)-251-9801.

How ironic is it that 40 Senators, 80 Assemblymen and 1 Governor can come together in a matter of months to pass a $.23 gas tax, but fail year after year after year to properly fund the education of our children. Please help me send a message to Trenton that our children should not be less important than our roads and that the time for political posturing, finger pointing and games are over and do the job they were elected to do.

Alan Schwager-Mayor

Woolwich Township, NJ


To View Resolution R-2017-61 Resolution of the Township of Woolwich, County of Gloucester, Requesting the Assistance of the State of New Jersey in Addressing the School Funding Issue Faced by the Swedesboro-Woolwich and Kingsway High School Districts click here

Adopted 2-21-17 


Employment FAQ

Employment FAQ (5 Entries)

1. Woolwich Township is not presently hiring but I would like to send an application anyway

  • We only accept employment applications submitted in response to job vacancy announcements.

2. Job Opportunities

  • Woolwich Township posts help wanted advertsements in the Gloucester County Times and/or online when positions are available. This section answers common questions relative to employment by Woolwich Township.

3. What is a certification?

  • The State of New Jersey issues certifications for numerous municipal positions (ie: Township Clerk, Tax Collector, Tax Assessor, Code Officials, Finance Officers etc.) upon the successful completion of classes and the passage of a state certification examination.
  • While applicants for positions requiring a state certification may have a better chance at being hired, applicants may be hired based upon a requirement to become certified in the position within a specified time frame.

4. Who does the actual hiring?

  • While the Township receives many applications when positions are available, applications are screened and those determined to be most qualified are called for an interviews. Interviews may be held by the Township Administrator and/or member(s) of the Township Committee. In some cases, interviews are conducted by the entire governing body. The hiring department head may also be asked to sit on during the interview process.
  • Decisions as to hiring are made by a vote of the Township Committee based upon the recommednations made after the interview process has been completed.

5. Does Woolwich Township require residency when hiring new employees?

  • No. While the Township welcomes qualified applicants who are residents, the Township has no policy which requires that employees be residents of the Township.

Last Employment FAQ Update: March 15, 2007.